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GUEST BLOGGER DAN KING: The 70th anniversary of the battle for Iwo Jima - http://www.warhistoryonline.com/guest-bloggers/guest-blogger-dan-king-the-70th-anniversary-of-the-battle-for-iwo-jima.html

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37mm Gun fires against cave positions at Iwo Jima. Cave fighting was intense

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Battle of Iwo Jima - Location of Iwo Jima

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Battle of Iwo Jima - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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The Battle of Iwo Jima (19 February – 26 March 1945), or Operation Detachment, was a major battle in which the United States Armed Forces fought for and captured the island of Iwo Jima from the Japanese Empire during World War II. The American invasion had the goal of capturing the entire island, along with its three airfields (including the South Field and the Central Field), to provide a staging area for attacks on the Japanese main islands.[2] This five-week battle comprised some of the…

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Battle of Iwo Jima - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Marines from the 24th Marine Regiment during the Battle of Iwo Jima.

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1945 - US Marines from the 28th Regiment, 5th Div, raise the flag of the United States on Mount Iwo Jima

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Marines burrow in the volcanic sand on the beach of Iwo Jima. This Day in WWII History: Feb 19, 1945: Marines invade Iwo Jima

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Letters from Iwo Jima (2006) - movie from the Japan's perspective, filmed mostly in Japanese too

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